Review: could Lovastatin cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?
Summary: Memory impairment is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 11,620 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 235 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 12,121 Lovastatin users)
Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,328 Memory Impairment patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 11,619 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 235 people (2.02%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Lovastatin when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||3.33%||6.67%||23.33%||16.67%||36.67%||13.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :
|Memory impairment||68.35%||31.65% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.23%||25.53%||62.23% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||10.00%||50.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (41 people, 17.45%)
- Hypertension (25 people, 10.64%)
- Depression (22 people, 9.36%)
- Pain (21 people, 8.94%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (63 people, 26.81%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (39 people, 16.60%)
- Lisinopril (34 people, 14.47%)
- Atenolol (32 people, 13.62%)
- Vitamin d (28 people, 11.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- What's wrong with me?
I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
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vesicare 10mg x1 bupropion 150mg x1
lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
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baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
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I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about
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